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Asbury Park, N.J. — Do you have an idea worth spreading? If so, TEDxAsburyPark wants to hear from you.

TEDxAsburyPark is hosting an Open Mic audition at the Paramount Theatre on November 16th.

Speakers must apply to perform at Open Mic Night and are asked to come prepared with a five-minute talk, slideshow, rant, routine, song, dance, experience, or performance art highlighting the theme of TEDxAsburyPark 2018: Passion.

Those participating will have the opportunity to present a shortened TED-style talk in front of a live audience in hopes of being selected as a speaker at our main event TEDxAsburyPark 2018: Passion, taking place on May 19th.  Last year, a number of talented performers were discovered through open mic sessions, securing their slot on the main stage.

The event is free, open to the public, and expected to fill up quickly. The Open Mic Speaker application can be found at

To attend please register at

Doors open at 6:30pm, with the program beginning at 7:00pm.

To learn more about TEDxAsburyPark, how to become a volunteer, or to partner with us, visit


WHAT: TEDxAsburyPark Open Mic Auditions – Speaker slots currently available

WHERE: Paramount Theatre – 1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

WHEN: November 16, 2017 – Doors Open 6:30PM, Program Begins at 7:00PM

WHO: Speakers / performers of all ages and backgrounds seeking a spot at TEDxAsburyPark 2018

About TEDxAsburyPark

In its sixth year, TEDxAsburyPark will feature a full day of entertainment including TED-style talks by myriad speakers from across the US and around the world, as well as art, musical acts, comedy, dance, and theatrical performances. This year’s theme will explore Passion.

Passion drives ideas, people, and communities to action. Passion makes leaders. Passion combined with knowledge creates new ideas worth spreading. Passion can lead both to creation and destruction, to inspiration, suffering, grit, compassion, and extraordinary service. TEDxAsburyPark discovers and curates 25 artists and speakers who will share their Passion stories on the famed Paramount Theatre stage in an all-day event on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Tickets, as low as $40 for those under 40, are now on sale at

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. These talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Robin Hanson, John Werner, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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